SLFP was snatched from me: MR
Posted on August 28th, 2016

Courtesy The Daily Mirror

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa last evening said Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) which was headed by him until 2015 when he lost the Presidential Election, was forcibly snatched by his successor President Maithripala Sirisena.

Addressing a public meeting held in Anamaduwa, former president and Kurunegala District MP Mahinda Rajapaksa said he did not offer the leadership of the party at any occasion.

He said President Sirisena called a separate convention for SLFP members where new Central Committee was formed under his own consent in an attempt to destroy the party.

He keeps asking me to leave saying I have lost twice. But, he was the one and only SLFP President who lost his own electorate at a Parliamentary Election. I did not lose twice, but once,” he said.

Meanwhile, he said the government to protect the souls of the general public who elected the government by voting. (Hiran Priyankara)

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8 Responses to “SLFP was snatched from me: MR”

  1. Sarath W Says:

    Mahinda should stop blaming every one else and take a good look at himself and his mistakes which brought this Yahapalanaya curse to power. My3 is the president and leader of SLFP is because of MR’s bad judgement. Firstly he called an early election thinking a win will strengthen his hold and to groom Namal. He should have expelled My3 the moment he declared to contest the presidency under another symbol against SLFP nominee. I still believe MR was the best leader we had since independence and still support him. His mistake was to have a bunch of yes men, crooks and thugs around him. When I was critical of MR in a recent comment, one such yes man said some people surface from time to time to critisize MR. He still continue to give prominence to Basil isolating his most vocal supporters in the JO.

  2. S.Gonsal Says:

    He has gone back to same old ways, knowing that he now has public support.

    Actually MY3 was expelled from the party. However, after became the president, he and some of SFLP leaders came to see Mahinda and it was well documented that it is Mahinda that offered the party leadership to him. When this was said by My3, and all media published this ( still can be seen in youtube) Mahinda never said “no ! he snatched leadership from me !”.

    Now he is saying this new story which could be true. I never believed what MY3 said anyway because it is not right for MR to make MY3 the leader, as that itself is a betrayal.

  3. S.Gonsal Says:

    ශ්‍රීලනිපය මෛත්‍රීට භාර දුන් පසු මහින්දගේ පස්‌සෙන් යන්න බෑ
    – ඇමැති නිමල් සිරිපාල ද සිල්වා

    අජිත් අලහකෝන්

    ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස්‌ පක්‍ෂය මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන මහතාට භාරදුන් පසු මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතා හෝ වෙනත් කල්ලි කණ්‌ඩායම් පසුපස යැමට නොහැකි බව ප්‍රවාහන ඇමැති නිමල් සිරිපාල ද සිල්වා මහතා ප්‍රකාශ කළේය.

    “පක්‍ෂ ව්‍යවස්‌ථාවට අනුව මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මහත්තයා ශ්‍රීලනිප නායකත්වය මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන මහතාට භාර දුන්නා. ඉන්පසු අප සිටිය යුත්තේ මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන මහතා සමඟයි.

    මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මහත්තයා එදා පක්‍ෂය භාරදුන්නේ නැත්නම් අද අපි ඉන්නේ රාජපක්‍ෂ මහත්තයා එක්‌ක. මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන මහතාට පක්‍ෂ සභාපතිකම දුන් පසුව එතුමාට විරුද්ධව කුමන්ත්‍රණ කරන්න, කකුලෙන් අදින්න, එතුමාව එළවා දමන්න අපට බැහැ.

    සමහරු මේ වෙද්දී දෙගිඩියාවෙන් ඉන්නවා. එහෙටද මෙහෙටද යන්නේ කියලා. එහෙම බෑ. අපි දැනගත යුතුයි ශ්‍රීලනිපය සහ අත ලකුණ සමඟ ඉන්නේ කවුද කියලා. පක්‍ෂයේ නායකයන් විවේචනය කරලා, නායකයාට ගරහලා පක්‍ෂය ඉදිරියට ගෙන යන්න බෑ. කිසිම දේශපාලන පක්‍ෂයක්‌ කැමැති නෑ ශ්‍රීලනිපය ශක්‌තිමත් වෙනවා දකින්න. ඒ නිසා ඔවුන් එක එක තුරුම්පු ගහනවා.

    අපි කඩේ යන්නේ අපේ පක්‍ෂයට. අපි නායකයන්ට කඩේ යන්නේ නෑ. අපට නායකයන්ගෙන් වැඩකුත් නැහැ යෑයි ද නිමල් සිරිපාල ද සිල්වා මහතා කීවේය.

  4. crobe Says:

    I dont think MS was ever expelled from the party. If you have a link to that, I would like to see it.

    Of course, MS should have been expelled from the party. He has no business being the leader of the SLFP because he left the party to contest an election an an independent.

  5. S.Gonsal Says:

    Q: There is confusion over Mr. Sirisena’s expulsion and your appointment as the party’s General Secretary.

    A: We have a party constitution. According to the party constitution, the General Secretary is appointed by the Central Committee. If a General Secretary or a member leaves the party and joins any other political party, the Central Committee and the Executive Committee can expel him and appoint any person to that vacant position. We have done that. We have acted according to our constitution. Mr. Sirisena knows about it but he pretends that he doesn’t know. That is why he claims he is still the SLFP General Secretary. He is no longer a representative of the SLFP. – See more at:–Yapa#sthash.86h3gNon.dpuf

  6. Sarath W Says:

    Whatever happened must be forgotten now and we should have a plan for the future. Padayatra was a success, but JO is not taking advantage of that. There was no real protest against the OMP and now against the free trade deal with our real enemy, India.

    It is time for Mahinda to decide if he really wants to lead the SLFP or not. If he does he should show real leadership and demand My3 to leave now that he is accused of bribery by very reliable sources. If not he should encourage someone else to put up his/her hand to take the party and country to prosperity again.

  7. plumblossom Says:

    It is high time that a new political party is created. The symbol can be the ‘mal pohottuwa’ as just prior to the general election, a new political party was registered under this symbol. All those SLFPers who are totally fed up with this treacherous yahapalayana government can then join this new political party.

    It is best to do this as soon as possible in order to get ready for the local government elections, to counter the treacherous OMP Act, to counter VAT increases, to counter the low prices offered to rice farmers, tea growers, rubber growers, to counter any attempt to provide any more powers to provincial councils than they have at present especially police, land or fiscal powers and to prevent the illegal merger of the North and the East and any attempt to change the unitary status of the country via unwanted constitutional changes, to counter the signing of ETCA, to counter the building of the Hanuman Bridge, to ensure that no Sri Lankan Forces member is harassed by setting up of hybrid courts or even domestic courts and to safeguard Sri Lankan armed forces from bogus war crimes charges to be produced via the OMP.

    Also to counter the wide ranging privatization of state assets programme of the UNP which envisages privatising even healthcare, water, electricity etc., to ensure that the rice farmer is empowered and not destroyed as this yahapalanaya government is doing and to ensure that 2600 years of rice farming is not destroyed, to ensure that other crop growers get a fair deal for their produce, to encourage local industries and companies by taxing imports, to create and empower and rehabilitate local industries like the Valachchanai paper plant, Puttlam, and KKS cement factories, Kanthale and Pelawatta sugar factories, to build new tyre producing factories, to build new fish tin canning factories, to build new fruit juice, jam producing factories, to create a more efficient food storage and transport to market system including proper storage and refrigeration of vegetables, fruits etc., to encourage local companies by taxing imports, to encourage school leavers to take up vocational training programmes and to create a vocational training to youth employment creation programme where youth are helped to start up their own SMEs, to change our diet from a wheat based diet to a rice based diet, to encourage farmers to produce our own milk by encouraging the dairy industry and to build factories to produce our own powdered milk etc.

    Unless a new party is formed now, all those people opposed to this treacherous yahapalanaya government will have nowhere to turn and nowhere to go and if the disaffected SLFPers do not take up this opportunity to form a new party, others definitely will. Also once the yahapalanaya commits all treacherous acts possible and betrays the country , it will be too late to form new political parties since there will not be a country left to govern after all the treacherous acts are completed by this yahapalanaya government.

  8. plumblossom Says:

    Sri Lanka’s future will depend on whether a new party is formed now or not by the disaffected SLFPers. It is now or never. There is no point forming new parties once this treacherous yahapalanaya government has finished committing all the treacherous deeds they are committing at present like more powers given to provincial councils inclusive of land, police and fiscal powers and illegally merging the North and the East, charging our brave Sri Lankan Forces with bogus war crimes using hybrid or even domestic courts, privatizing everything, destroying 2600 years of rice farming, signing ETCA, building the Hanuman bridge etc.

    Once all this is done there will not be a Sri Lanka left to govern. Therefore it is imperative that a new political party is formed now before it is too late for Sri Lanka when it will be of no point complaining once all the treacherous acts are committed and completed.

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